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Meet Essa’s Simcoe Reads champion_ Q&A with Amy Kiezebrink

Angus resident Amy Kiezebrink is many issues: a spouse, mom of three younger boys, graphic designer, author, reader – with a “to be learn” listing that’s getting wildly out of hand. She’s even a blogger (take a look at the place she chronicles the adventures of parenting three boys.

She’s additionally the rationale why you’ve most likely been seeing a sure crimson e book cowl all over the place you go this summer season. Amy chosen “The Maid” by Nita Prose for the 2023 Simcoe Reads occasion and can be representing Essa Public Library on the stay debate (going down October 19 on the Angus Recreation Heart – don’t overlook to mark your calendars).

We talked with Amy about why she liked the e book, what makes a perfect summer season learn, and the place she thinks she’d slot in on the Olympics.

What made you select “The Maid” by Nita Prose?

I immediately fell in love with the character in “The Maid”. Molly Grey is odd, there’s no two methods about it. However her pure innocence, quirky methods, and her very black and white lifestyle simply made her probably the most lovable {albeit generally irritating) character. I additionally actually loved the combo of clue-like thriller, humour and the odd tear-jerking moments the e book needed to provide.

In case you may sum up “The Maid” in a single or two phrases, what would they be?

Witty and Recent.

Who do you assume would get pleasure from “The Maid”?

Anybody who enjoys a thriller/drama with some lighthearted humour and heart-warming characters.

How lengthy did it take you to learn “The Maid”?

It’s a reasonably fast learn, I feel it took me a few week with three boys at dwelling for the summer season. All the things takes lengthy in the summertime.

What makes a fantastic e book?

I like a e book that’s the entire bundle—it must maintain my consideration the entire method by means of and draw me into the story so I really feel like I’m in it. Character improvement can be large for me, I need to know every little thing concerning the characters, I need to love them or hate them, really feel for them, and know every little thing about them proper right down to what they like on their pizza.

What was your response while you had been requested to be Essa Public Library’s champion for Simcoe Reads 2023?

I used to be ridiculously excited as a result of if studying was an Olympic sport, I’m fairly certain I might place excessive in it. Any excuse to fulfill folks and discuss books, I’m in.

What’s your best summer season learn?

I like a very good collection or an insanely thick household saga to hold me by means of the summer season. Give me plenty of characters, give me plenty of drama, give all of it to me on a dock, by a pool, or on a seashore.

What’s your favorite studying spot?

I deliver a e book all over the place I am going as a result of with three boys you by no means know the place you’re going to finish up (normally the walk-in clinic or emergency room), so it’s useful to have one with you. My favorite studying spot is normally exterior someplace with a chilly glass of wine however ideally with out 1,000,000 mosquitoes.

Apart from “The Maid”, what’s the finest e book you’ve learn in 2023 thus far?

Oh my, actually? Okay I’ve had a love affair in the meanwhile with Fredrik Backman, no no not an actual one. I’ve simply completed studying the “Beartown” Collection (“Beartown”, “Us Towards You” and “The Winners”) – all three wonderful. My favorite non-fiction I’ve not too long ago devoured is “Create Anyway” by Ashlee Gadd; very inspiring, very head-nodding.

What are you wanting ahead to concerning the stay debate on the Angus Recreation Centre on October 19?

The free wine? Joking, I don’t assume there’s any. I’m actually wanting ahead to listening to the opposite celebrities defend their books and I’m excited to talk about “The Maid” and why I feel it needs to be the Simcoe Reads e book champion. Nita, I’m not going to allow you to down!

Simcoe Reads is a cover-to-cover competitors for adults, which brings collectively seven collaborating libraries: Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, and Ramara. For extra particulars and to register for the occasion, go to Observe alongside and be part of us on October nineteenth on the Angus Recreation Centre in your probability to vote in your favorite e book!

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